Consumer Reports Jan '06 Issue Proves My Point

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No, they actually test performance cars and supply 0-60 and 1/4 mile times these days. Their road tests and reliability data are more credible than they were in the past.
They must've moved all the old fogies to the tire test department.

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My only question is: What are abdominal tires?
Airplane tires have to absorb the shock of landing -- slight difference.

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Steve R. wrote:

Also called a spare tire.
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Love handles? (... to move a bit more OT...)
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~ ~>My only question is: What are abdominal tires? Must be the Michelin man!
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Actually R&T (?) tested a Range Rover Sport, with a high HP v-8 and low profile tires on like 20" wheels. They said handling was okay, and it had a a nice ride. However, as soon as they took an offroad trail, they ended up with 3 flat tires... Saw a H2 a while back with those rubber band tires. What a moron.
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Yep, talk about morons- I saw an original Hummer LOWERED on those type tires/wheels. That moron ruined a very good 4x4.
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Couldn't have been a Hummer then..
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Of course, you meant "abominable".

$35?? You've got to be kidding. I haven't paid $35 for a tire since I reshod my '69 Plymouth Satellite with bias plys from the local filling station in '73.

I've got a 2006 Nissan Max with low profile Goodyear RSA's. It's quieter than the '95 T-bird and 2005 PT Cruiser I drove during my Christmas vacation.

If the suspension is factory engineered for the low profile tires, there is no difference in ride quality. The handling is a helluva lot better, though.

Ain't never heard of THAT before....

You mean, they don't wallow all over the road like some '50's or '60's land yacht?

I'll take a firmer suspension over some sloppy handling wallow-wagon any day, thank you.

Some Piper Cubs have big balloon tires for takeoffs and landings on mud or snow. The tires aren't used to make high speed sharp turns, unless the owner is trying to ground loop the plane for the insurance money. Given the small diameter of the wheels, and considering that the tires are not driven, balloon tires roll over bumps and ruts more easily than lower profile tires.

Ever watched a jet land? Ever see the smoke when the tires hit the runway? Aircraft tires are designed to go from 0 to 125 mph on landing, while absorbing enormous impact loads. On the small jets I maintain, the tires are 12 ply or more, are inflated to 125 psi, and are heavier and stiffer than hell.
See http://www.airmichelin.com/ for more info on aircraft tires.

whitewalls. And we liked it, we loved it!! And all wheels were painted, drop center stamped steel. They rusted like hell, and we liked it, we loved it!!! If it was good enough for my '59 Caddidliac, it's good enough for my bigass SUV....
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